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Marshmallow Snow Person on a S’More • February 22nd, 2017

This Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Marshmallow Snow Person on a S’More! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Promise them Everything, But Give them Akbar. 

Can you FEEL the California winter? Jack Frost is having a field day, and all those who scoffed at El Niño’s 2016 tardiness are are like “Okay OKAY you made you’re point!” The clouds are doing their part, and the wind has been so very uppity, flipping the trees every which way, it would be charming if it wasn’t so pushy. So what do you do with all this nippy weather? Well, you brave the cold, go do things you have to do, and then come to CraftNight and enjoy a delicious cocktail that’ll warm your tootsies and your heart.

Our craft this week is an action figure of sorts, a marshmallow character that wears a winter hat with a pom-pom, posed upon a graham cracker chocolate sled, ready to slide down a hill of fresh powdery snow. It’s a kit that you assemble, put together, and gaze at endearingly. It’s darn tootin’ cute! It makes a great gift, or a favor to place on a winter birthday gift, or just to have for yourself when you need to experience winter cheer. After all, who is your winter self? Are you ready to slide down a hill at a moment’s notice like this marshmallow character? Or are you more apt to hang out at the ski lodge sipping cocoa and reading a book by the fire? I’ll have some extra foam pieces and bits for you to decide if you want to follow the kit’s directions, or build your own scenario/wardrobe for this ornamental tableau.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

Upcoming CraftNights and Bingo: 

FEBRUARY 27th: Bet Yer Bottom BINGO!!!! 8pm to 10pm • Akbar • 50 Cents a Card • WIN!!!!

March 1st – Snow Bobble Photo Holder – It bobbles, it holds photos, it’ll keep those snapshots organized!

CRAFTIVISM MARCH 22nd: Say it with stickers! Stickers you color, or stickers you make yourself, we’re havin’ it all, the dissonance is adhesive!

MORE Things in Your Town: 

FEBRUARY 23rd: sSISTERSs: An Experimental Musical – A new punk musical about three sisters who may or may not be witches. Trapped in the drawing room of an old Victorian house, they take on famous triads in a psychedelic, stream-of-consciousness trip through time that explores shifting ideas of sisterhood. Who gets to be seen as a sister, and why? With a live band, haunting three-part harmonies, and throwbacks to the secret rituals of girlhood, sSISTERSs explores memory, family, mortality, queer feminist identity, and the struggles of being a woman artist.
Written and Directed by Gina YoungFacebook Link! 



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December 5th, 2012 • Winter Glitter Wreathtastic Crafts!

Wednesday December 5th, 2012 from 9pm – 12-ish at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Very Sparkly Winter Glitter Crafts and Wreathtastic Button Decor
$2 Suggested Donation 
$4 Cosmopolitan Drink Special: The Akbar Cosmo, when you’ve got it, flaunt it. 

Tonight is a night of sparkles, a night of revelry and good-natured nonsense of only the very best quality. I offer you a selection of “peel to reveal” cardboard motifs that you may choose from: Penguin, Ice Skate, Mitten, Snow Person. This qualifies as secular winter art, with no holiday nonsense of any kind. I also have gingerbread people that are secular in nature, but have “hangers” what could make a person think that they are ORNAMENTS, but you get to decide. As far as NON-secular, I have button wreaths, which are round, and apparently, like all circles, have no beginning and no end, and Christians thought that would be a great way to try and explain the concept of “god.” Except in the 1800s, they’d make’em out of evergreen boughs (the symbol for everlasting life) and stick candles in them (which seems like a very bad idea except you have to remember that back in the day, watching candles burn was EXCITING and everyone was totally into it.)

Anyway, feel free to take the “circle” theme and run any way you want, since circles don’t care, and this craft is super meta, because you make the button wreath OUT OF BUTTONS, which is a bunch of little circles making one big circle, and if your mind isn’t already exploding with such exotic data, we’ll be waiting here for you with a cocktail.

We’ll get all Hanukkah on you next week when the festival of lights gets all up in your grill. See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

And speaking of Holidays, here is a shameless plug for my puppet show that debuts next week in China Town at Automata, I’m telling you now, we can only fit 40 at a time, so reserve your spot early, you won’t want to miss our show! Visit to get your tickets! 

A Multidimensional Musical Puppet Adventure Involving Faith, Freight and Fruitcake
Join Silver Lake’s most well-adjusted family on a trip down the Los Angeles River to go get their pagan-revival-sustainable xmas tree from a barge in Long Beach! As long as this routine expedition doesn’t meet the greatest earthquake ever known, plunging their tiny raft down a thousand feet below to some sort of totally esoteric and bizarre primeval world, everything should be just fine.


504 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012



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